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- Beef Cow Management Updates at Three Iowa Locations
Reservations Being Taken for Iowa Cattlemen Association's Bull & Heifer Evaluation Program
Iowa beef cattle producers of seedstock can enroll now both bulls and heifers in the evaluation program managed by the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association.
Pella's Van Vliet Recognized for Cattle Projects
Addison Van Vliet of Pella (left) was the Iowa Beef Heifer Award winner in the Maine Anjou division at the 2011 Iowa State Fair.
Heat, Drought and Goss’s Wilt Can Affect Corn Yields in Iowa
Drought stress presents a much bigger potential problem than Goss’s Wilt for livestock producers... “Nitrate concentration or cyanide concentration in drought-stressed corn can be a serious threat to livestock use,” Steve Ensley said (of Iowa State University’s (ISU) Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine department). “Nitrate is converted to nitrite in the rumen, and nitrite converts blood hemoglobin to methemoglobin, which cannot transport oxygen to body tissues. Cyanide concentration, also known as prussic acid poisoning, works in a similar manner. In both cases, animals often die because of lack of oxygen.”